Theses and Dissertations
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What you need to know
Typically, a student should have most of the thesis or dissertation completed BEFORE the graduating semester.
What do you need to do with the graduate school up to and through the graduating semester?
Which steps must be taken to complete the submission of the thesis/dissertation document?
Do I have to bind paper copies of my finished thesis/dissertation?
The Graduate School and Library do NOT require paper copies. Students who want bound copies can find a binding service through a third party. The retail version of the commercial binding previously offered by the library is Thesis-On-Demand.
Additional Information for theses and dissertation students
Defend your Document
Arrange a public defense of your thesis dissertation for no later than the last posted deadline for the semester during which you wish to graduate
- Current Scheduled Doctoral Defenses
- Out-of-Semester Dissertation Defenses
- "To Do List" prior to doctoral examination
- Notify the thesis coordinator of the defense date (email)
- Catalog information concerning thesis defenses